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The Genesis X Gran Berlinetta: A Game-Changing Concept Car for Gran Turismo

Genesis X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept

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At the Gran Turismo World Series World Finals in Barcelona, Spain, Genesis made a grand reveal of their latest creation – the X Gran Berlinetta Vision Gran Turismo Concept. This concept car, which will be ready for racing in the game in January 2024, showcases the pinnacle of Genesis’ design philosophy, known as Athletic Elegance. It is a testament to the brand’s passion and dedication towards the Vision Gran Turismo series.

The design of the Genesis X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept is characterized by its pure and muscular design language, with volumes that are focused on the wheels. The design seamlessly combines the cab’s backward proportions with Genesis‘ signature anti-wedge attitude, which is a consistent feature across the Genesis model line-up. This design approach is based on a virtual parabolical tensioned theory, which further enhances the overall aesthetic appeal. Additionally, the package design of the concept car optimizes the dash-to-axle ratio, allowing for a lean mid-engine layout by positioning the driver and powertrain towards the rear.

Genesis X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept

The X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept sports Genesis’ new front fascia, which abstracts the Crest Grille and links it with the Quad Lights. This structures the volumes and connects the front and rear with Genesis’ Two Lines brand identifier in a lightweight aerodynamic construction. Flowing through the bodyside past the gently arching front fender, the parabolic gesture is a sculpturally dominant feature, accentuating the powerful rear fender forms.

Genesis X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept

The fuselage extrudes towards the rear, culminating in an elliptical concave volume, which is common to Genesis vehicles. It is framed by a rear spoiler and lateral trailing edges for aerodynamic high-speed stability. The contrast of energetic body sculpture with technical aero details creates the ultimate expression of grand touring spirit.

Genesis X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept

The Magma color continues the X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept’s energetic theme. Inspired by the Genesis brand’s Distinctly Korean ethos, the bold hue references Korea’s volcanoes and the emotion, passion and vibrancy of the nation’s culture.

Genesis X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept

High performance was clearly the goal for Genesis designers, who worked to achieve impressive aerodynamic fluidity. By integrating aerodynamic aids and orchestrating internal and laminar flows, the Genesis X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept’s drag coefficient stands at just 0.34.

Genesis X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept

The X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept’s interior derives Genesis’ Beauty of White Space attitude by creating a purist environment for the pilot. The essential functions are prioritized to maximize focus while on the racetrack. The digital panoramic interface serves as an information center. It is linked to the surround digital monitoring system, which provides unobstructed views of nearby vehicles. The steer-by-wire grip commands allow for precise and decisive maneuvering, giving the pilot a competitive edge.

The carbon cabin strategically incorporates soft touch points wherever the driver comes into contact. The quilted, padded bolsters protect the pilot while racing and while exiting and entering the car during pit stops.

Genesis X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept

The Genesis X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept is powered by a front mid-mounted Lambda 11 V6 engine, electrically assisted by Genesis E-SC technology. The hybrid race-spec drivetrain delivers a total of 1071hp 986 lb-ft of torque, ensuring that this car is as powerful as it is beautiful. The V6 screams at 10,000 RPM while delivering a maximum output of 870hp and 790 lb-ft while the Yasa E motor generates an additional 201hp and 196 lb-ft of torque.